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Monitoring progress of the circular economy in the EU

24-05-2017

The European Commission’s draft monitoring framework for a circular economy is currently out for consultation. A discussion paper by the joint European Environmental Protection Agencies (EPAs), with PBL as lead author, recommends that this framework is broadened  to include indicators that measure both the progress of the transition process and the effects in the whole product chain.

 

Decentralised electrification systems are key to electricity access in Africa

22-05-2017

With the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the global community has committed to achieving universal electricity access by 2030. For the many households in poor and sparsely populated rural areas far from the existing grid, decentralised systems will play a vital role in achieving this target.

The New Economy: Aligning Growth, Climate Action and Sustainable Development

25-04-2017

Can the Paris Climate Agreement be combined with economic growth? What is the role of financial institutions in the transition towards a climate-neutral economy? On 30 May 2017, Manish Bapna (World Resources Institute) will hold a PBL Academy Lecture.

Hunting is a major threat to wildlife in tropical regions

14-04-2017

Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions. A systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced loss of animal species was lacking so far. A study published in Science on April 14 fills this gap.

Highlights

Opportunities for a circular economy

Countries in Europe can profit from a circular economy. This 1-page website covers all aspects of a circular economy, showing that it involves much more than merely recycling materials.

One-pager on global CO2

Are global CO2 emissions still rising? PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency presents the latest facts and figures.

Cities in Europe and the Netherlands

Cities are expected to play a key role in delivering the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, green and inclusive growth. Cities and urban areas in Europe presented in 25 infographics.

One-page website on water safety

The Netherlands is currently the best protected delta in the world. However, flooding can never be ruled out completely. This onepager shows the possibilities to reduce the number of potential casualties and decrease social disruption.

Biodiversity: further decline or bending the trend?

What is happening to life on earth? What are the pressures affecting biological diversity globally, and what can be done to stop its decline? This animated film brings you to the year 2050. The choices that we as a society make today will determine what the world will look like decades from now.